from wall street today, my good friend, cnbc's ross westgate. happy holidays, sir. >> hey, brian. happy holidays. good to see you before christmas, brian. yeah, we closed high yesterday, but with the events that you've talked about, republicans in the end not holding that vote because john boehner couldn't muster enough votes to raise taxes on people earning over $1 million. futures took a bit of a dive. and right now, we're calling markets down here, the s&p down twre 20 points. there's concern now that boehner can't secure enough votes in the republicans to support whatever plan may come from the other side of the aisle. and there's been a lot of complacency going in for investors. they will eventually get a deal done. european markets are now down at the session lows. off about a percent for the ftse. similar for the german market and in paris as well. so eyes for these periods now around christmas squarely on washington as you might see. not much christmas cheer for research in motion either. this was a stock that was up towards after they came out with numbers better than expected.